Jaap Robben

Zwijgmannen
2021
De Geus
With illustrations by Jan Hamstra
Awards & nominations
2022 Longlist Boekenbon Literature Prize (NL)
2022 NPO Radio 1 Non-fiction Book of the Month (NL)
Translations
Adaptations
Audiobook (2021), Reader: Lykele Muus (in Dutch)

Zwijgmannen (Silent Men)

How do you get to know each other if you don’t share a language? When Jaap starts the renovation of a former farm in a German village, he hires five Polish construction workers, with whom he is barely able to communicate. 

Zwijgmannen (Silent Men) is based on the beloved serial Po Polsku that appeared in Trouw newspaper. It is a wonderful book about making contact, with unique drawings by Jam Hamstra.

"This is one of the most beautiful series that has ever graced a newspaper page."
– Pieter van den Blink (executive editor 360 Magazine)
“A wonderful gift”
– Tzum, literary blog

Contact

Jaap wordt vertegenwoordigd door zijn manager Michaël Roumen. Voor optredens en andere zakelijke verzoeken kunt u een bericht sturen naar: michael@michaelroumen.com 
Postbus 92
2501 CB Den Haag 

 
Voor persverzoeken rondom Schemerleven kunt u contact opnemen met Charlotte van Arnhem:
c.van.arnhem@singeluitgeverijen.nl
 

Contact

Jaap Robben is represented by Michaël Roumen. For inquiries and requests, please send an email to: michael@michaelroumen.com 
P.O. Box 92
2501 CB The Hague
The Netherlands 

 
For press requests concerning Afterlight (Schemerleven) novel you can contact Charlotte van Arnhem:
c.van.arnhem@singeluitgeverijen.nl